Truck driver escapes injury in Colchester interstate crash

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COLCHESTER — A tractor-trailer veered off Interstate 89 in snowy conditions Sunday morning, leading to a temporary blockage of the northbound passing lane but no injuries.

Mamadou Barry, 30, of Bronx, New York, was navigating his 2024 Freightliner Cascadia southbound near mile marker 96/4 at 11:45 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle.

The truck slid into the median, causing front end damage and a punctured fuel tank.

Vermont State Police, along with Colchester Fire and Rescue, and St Michael’s Fire Department, responded to the scene.

Vermont Hazmat was notified of the incident due to the damaged fuel tank.

TDI Towing was dispatched to assist in removing the truck from the median.

The interstate was cleared for normal traffic flow shortly after the incident.

Barry, who was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, did not sustain any injuries.

Authorities remind drivers to exercise caution and adjust speeds accordingly during winter weather conditions.

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